Non-Indians on Tulalip Reservation form group (February 17, 2004)
Non-Indians on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington have formed an organization to oppose the tribes attempt to assert authority. The Tulalip Community Association formed out of opposition to the tribe's proposed shoreline regulations. But group members are also fighting a...
Another tribal business investigated in Calif. (February 17, 2004)
California regulators are looking at another tribal-owned business that provides cost-effective workers' compensation insurance to off-reservation companies. The California Department of Insurance is investigating Independent Staffing Solutions. Regulators say the Fort Independence Indian Community is not abiding by state law...
County jail changes policies for Indian inmates (February 17, 2004)
The jail in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, has new policies for the religious rights of Native Americans. Indian inmates will be allowed to carry medicine bags and practice ceremonies burning sweetgrass and sage. Ceremonies will be held outdoors with a spiritual...
Chickasaw Nation to buy manufacturing plant (February 17, 2004)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has leased a steel fabricating plant with plans to purchase it in the next three months. Siemens Dematic Corp. shut down the plant last month, leaving 65 people without jobs. The tribe will hire about...
Authorities looking into murders of Indian women (February 17, 2004)
Authorities in three states are investigating the deaths of Indian women they believed are linked. Some of the women appear to have been working as prostitutes. One was Casey Jo Pipestem, 19, a member of the Seminole Nation from Oklahoma....
Dean campaign says Indians still behind candidate (February 17, 2004)
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean says he won't drop out of the race even if he loses today's primary in Wisconsin. But some of his Indian supporters are already looking elsewhere. Ada Deer, former assistant secretary during the Clinton administration,...
Protesters take over Sask. First Nation offices (February 17, 2004)
Members of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation of Saskatchewan voted their chief and council out of office on Sunday and blocked access to the tribal headquarters. Protesters say their leaders are not accountable. They are allowing tribal employees to work...
Coushatta members call for probe into tribal finances (February 17, 2004)
Members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are accusing disputed chairman Loveline Poncho of mismanaging millions of dollars in tribal funds. Poncho's opponents want Congressional investigation into the tribe's finances. An internal audit showed that he and William Worfel, a...
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